Effie Blossom Bruce

16 December 1883–3 December 1955 (Age 72)
Marlow, Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Effie Blossom

When Effie Blossom Bruce was born on 16 December 1883, in Marlow, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, her father, George Thomas Bruce, was 34 and her mother, Sophenia Ann Wood, was 32. She married Charles Robert Head on 20 May 1902. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Mount Vernon Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 3 December 1955, in Petersburg, Pike, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Petersburg, Pike, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Robert Head
Effie Blossom Bruce
Marriage: 20 May 1902
Glen Robert Head
Mildred Mae Head

Spouse and Children

20 May 1902
Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois


    Glen Robert Head


    Mildred Mae Head


Parents and Siblings

    George Thomas Bruce


    Sophenia Ann Wood




    William A. Bruce


    Edward Pace Bruce


    Winona R. Bruce



    Minnie Bruce


World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 2

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Effie Bruce in household of Geo T Bruce, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Effie Head in household of Charles Head, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Effie Head in household of Charles Head, "United States Census, 1920"

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